Moving Forward: Preserving the Historical Collections of Parapsychology
PHCP | 2018 Meeting Dates: Friday to Monday, 11 to 14 May 2018
Place: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Room 330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Host Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Meeting Purpose: Those of us working to preserve the historical collections of parapsychology, including original research archives, published library materials, rare artifacts, and large sets of
scientific data, need new ways of thinking about and promoting ourselves and our collections. We need new means of service delivery to be able to move forward in a more deliberate and consistent manner than is currently possible.
In 2014, a highly successful first “Preserving the Historical Collections of Parapsychology” conference (PHCP | 2014) was hosted by the Het Johan Borgman Fonds in Utrecht, Holland. It was attended largely by archivists, librarians and historians living in Europe and Britain, as well as a handful from Canada and the United States. Our discussions demonstrated the passion, commitment and knowledge of the group assembled in Utrecht.
This second gathering (PHCP | 2018) was intended as a meeting rather than a conference. We are proposing a limited number of short presentations to help introduce discussion around topics intended to elicit new insights and perspectives. To provide as much opportunity for participant discussion and input as possible, we would like to maintain flexible timing of sessions.
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